The Chancellor, George Osbourne has announced that Local Government will have to make a further 40% cut in budgets over the next few years and has also limited public sector pay increases to 1% a year. At the same time Private Sector workers are now enjoying an average of 3.3% pay rises according to Labour Research. In fact average pay in the Private Sector rose by 5.6% in March 2015 alone.
Labour Research also gives the full-time average weekly earnings of workers by occupation – how are you doing?
|All workers||£636.90||Administrative & Secretarial||£463.40|
|All female||£553.80||Services (Care workers etc)||£371.30|
|Associate professionals (nurses etc)||£688.70||Other manual jobs||£376.60|